Leica multifunctional handgrip M now in stock

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Leica multifunctional handgrip M now in stock
The Leica multifunctional handgrip M is currently in stock at B&H.

A silver Leica M 240 is currently in stock at the Leica Store Miami.

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  • Curly Howard

    $895 LOL!

  • James Donahue

    Is that a bottle opener on the side.

    • MB

      Nope, you have to use 500$ Leica multifunctional handgrip bottle penetrator module accessory for that … it attaches on a tripod mount and actually can open a bottle!

      • Ronan

        But takes away the tripod mount! :P

  • mark luzzi

    $895 for a handgrip INSANITY!!!!!!!

  • mikeswitz

    All they have to do is sell one and they are in the black.

  • Vaclav

    For $895 a I’d rather buy Leica M2 AND a non-leica strap.

    • guest

      NON-LEICA strap!? Traitor. :)

  • mooh

    Those of you laughing here must never had an idea about, for example, the 14409 Close-focus Adatper for the Macro-Elmar-M 90/4 lens.

    It’s been decades for Leica selling absurdly priced accessories. It’s not like the world is ending with this one either…

  • genotypewriter

    Only in Leicaland a $60 accessory becomes $900.

    Suits them well, though. If they’re stupid enough to pay a good lens $ amount for a basic accessory piece…let them have it. Leica isn’t stupid though, they thrive on this gullible crowd.

    • Simon

      You are aware it has some electronics in it and it’s built to the same standard as the camera, so saying it’s worth $60 is as ridiculous as Leica saying $895.

      To put it in perspective Leica charges over $100 for a neck strap so do you really expect them to sell this hand grip for $60? Methinks many people posting here just see “hand grip” and think that’s all it is.

      But $895 is high even for Leica standards. I can’t imagine they’ll sell too many. I also wonder why it’s taken so long for them to come out.

      Personally I won’t get it because it adds a lot of bulk and renders Leica M cases incompatible. I think a good case (which the Leica ones are) is as good or better for grip anyway.

      • NoMeJodas

        It seems indeed that Leica is not expecting to sell a lot of them, thus the high pricing and apparent low production.

        I fully agree about the cases. I use a half-case and its more than enough. A hand grip would be an over-kill for me.

        • Simon

          Agreed. The half cases have fantastic grip and a great feel and I feel I can “manhandle” the camera much more than without.

      • Kynikos

        So just because they overcharge for a neckstrap they should be allowed to overcharge for this?

        • Simon

          Did I say that? I’m pretty sure I said $895 was ridiculous.

  • NoMeJodas

    For those who think this handgrip is overpriced, actually it has more or less the same price ratio to the camera body as handgrips from other manufacturers. Here are some examples:

    M240 MSRP: 6200EUR, Handgrip MSRP 750 EUR = 1/8th

    Nikon D800 MSRP: 2900, Nikon MB-D12 MSRP: 379EUR = 1/8th (same ratio with street prices too)

    Fuji X-E2 MSRP: 1200EUR, Fuji X-E1/2 handgrip MSRP: 90 EUR = 1/13th

    The Fuji hand grip price ratio is the best but unlike the Nikon and Leica hand grips it doesn’t offer any extra functionality and it actually makes handling the camera worse than without a grip (in my experience)

    • NoMeJodas

      Oops 1200 EUR is the price of the X-E2 + Kit lens. Body only the X-E2 costs about 900EUR. The grip costs 1/10th of the body.

  • NoMeJodas

    For those who think this handgrip is overpriced, actually it has more or less the same price ratio to the camera body as handgrips from other manufacturers. Here are some examples:

    M240 MSRP: 6200EUR, Handgrip MSRP 750 EUR = 1/8th

    Nikon D800 MSRP: 2900, Nikon MB-D12 MSRP: 379EUR = 1/8th (same ratio with street prices too)

    Fuji X-E2 MSRP: 1200EUR, Fuji X-E1/2 handgrip MSRP: 90 EUR = 1/13th

    The Fuji hand grip price ratio is the best but unlike the Nikon and Leica hand grips it doesn’t offer any extra functionality and it actually makes handling the camera worse than without a grip (in my experience)

    • Daffy Duck

      so if I drive a Ferrari then I should pay $73/gallon for gas also? OK.

      • NoMeJodas

        If you drive a Ferrari you won’t expect Toyota prices for the extras like air conditioning and navigation system.

        • Ronan

          Stop smoking weed LOL!

    • Clint

      Completely disagree….the handgrip for my XPro1 is a huge improvement over the camera without. Aside from that…who cares about price ratios…$900 for a grip is insane.

      • NoMeJodas

        “who cares about price ratios”

        They demonstrate that Leica accessories are not more or less over-priced than accessories from other manufacturers IMO. I have no doubt that Leica, Nikon and other big name companies are getting at least 200-300% profit margin out of most of their accessories. But I don’t think that Leica are over-pricing their accessories more than other manufacturers do.

        The final decision if one is willing to pay a toll for original accessories for the peace of mind or going with after-market alternatives is of course a personal one.

    • Ronan

      Most idiotic comment ever…

  • Guest

    Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ currently has silver and black m240s in stock.

    • aaa

      do you give a free strap with it?

  • Διαμα ντιδης

    Not even 900.

  • Hung Leica Horse

    Is that a coffee mug or what?

  • Nick

    Who care about leica in 2014 now?

  • MusashiX2

    Guys, let’s all calm down. There is nobody that’s excited to pay $895 for this grip. But unfortunately, if you have an M and you want things like a USB port (for tethering) or a PC sync (for using a pocket wizard while you have an EVF mounted on the shoe), then you need to pay the price for it. When you buy a $7,000 camera, you understand that accessories will (sadly) not cost you just pocket change. Ask a Bugatti Veyron owner how much it costs to replace their wheels. It’s the name of the game. But hell, if the grip helps somebody stabilize a heavier R lens on the camera body and get a shot without camera shake just once, then it is already worth the [steep] price of purchase. Simple as that.

    TL;DR: Who cares? It’s just a silly accessory that like 0.000001% of people out there actually need or want. :)

  • aaa

    Or…3 packets of sugru: ~$6. That stuff rocks for custom grips.

  • Joeri

    FYI: there is also a grip without the USB and GPS and that one costs around 250 euro’s…

  • Daryl

    Just to feed the Leica-is-overpriced folks whose posts are frequent and boring here’s some more fodder. The Ac adapter is over $300 and the finger loop is $160.

    The other day I was looking at some Nikon lenses that I have owned in the past. They were quality lenses such as a Nikkor 35mm f2.8 that sold in the early 1970′s for $75 used. Today I saw this lens selling for $75.00 on ebay. A Leica lens that I purchased for $500 in 1990 sold on ebay for over $900 in 2013. The Nikkor is a good lens and keeps its value, the Leica is a great lens (build and optics) and increases in value.

    • Bone

      The Nikkor is a great lens in the hands of a good photog; the Leica is the opposite in the hands of someone who’s eyes are constantly darting around at others looking at his camera than at the viewfinder while shooting.

  • Morris

    would like to put this grip to the Hasselblad Special Titan

  • mark luzzi

    I could buy a Olympus OMD -em5 body for the price of this grip.INSANE

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